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UnTours in Scottish Highlands

Get Away and UnPack Once in Scottish Highlands

Your UnTours base in Inverness gives you effortless access to serene lochs, rugged glens, majestic mountains, and ancient castles and ruins. You’ve never seen landscapes as dramatic as these! From the reflective waters of Loch Ness to the timeless beauty of Glencoe, deep history and warm people await you. Explore local villages, hike among alluring landscapes and enjoy memorable road trips that define the Highlands' rich and storied tapestry.

Inverness is an inviting city with a vibrant music scene and lots of green spaces. This UnTour can be done with a rental car, or you can explore the region by rail.

Day trip options: Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, the Isle of Skye, the Malt Whisky Trail, Cairngorms National Park, Glencoe and Fort William (Ben Nevis), the Culloden Battlefield, Black Isle.

UnTours in Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom

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What's Included

  • One or two weeks in a personally selected apartment in or near Inverness.
  • Suggestions for booking your international flight from the U.S. to Inverness, or we can connect you with our air partner who can purchase tickets on your behalf (See UnTours' air policies)
  • Transfer assistance for airport arrivals and departures to and from Inverness.
  • Transportation options:
  • Automatic transmission car rental, with unlimited mileage and basic insurance, for the duration of your UnTour.
  • An orientation session given by our local staff to start your trip off on the right foot.
  • Our own guide App for the area full of the best restaurants, sightseeing, and other suggestions researched by UnTours staff
  • A local cultural event, like a traditional tea and storytelling.
  • A stash of groceries upon your arrival, so you don’t need to shop right away.
  • Pre-trip planning advice from our staff, available by phone or email right up until you leave.
  • Ongoing support with our local representative. Help available when you need it.

Things to do in Scottish Highlands

Day trips: Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, the Old Man of Storr and Isle of Skye, distilleries along the Malt Whisky Trail, Cairngorms National Park, Glencoe and Fort William (Ben Nevis), the Culloden Battlefield, Black Isle, and much more.

Sightseeing: Inverness is the capital of the Central Highlands of Scotland and the perfect departure point for exploring this beautiful region. Take a boat ride on nearby Loch Ness and tour the ruins of Urquhart Castle. Cross over to the Isle of Skye and hike its dramatic landscape; see Eilean Donan Castle and Kilt Rock. Tour the Whisky Road and learn about Scotland’s distilling tradition. The scenic North Coast 500 coastal drive is nearby and sections can be done as day excursions. Throughout the region are forts, battlefields, castles, parks, and hiking trails to explore. Get out into the lush green and inviting lakes and glens of this remarkable corner of the UK.

Off-the-beaten-track attractions that can’t be beat: Visit some of the smaller, family-owned whisky distilleries like Speyside, where they make whisky in the pre-70s style. Hike the back trails on the edges of the Isle of Skye. Settle into some of the cozy pubs of Inverness for a vibrant trad session, when local musicians drop in to play to play and sing together. Rent a bike and explore the local parks. Or learn about local history at Fort George. Explore archeological sites like the Bronze Age circular tomb at Clava Cairns. Road trip into the countryside. Or try some golfing in the place where the sport was born.


Here's what our customers have to say

Anita and Tom LaHouse


We thoroughly enjoyed the Highlands. This was a bucket list trip, and it exceeded our expectations. Having a car gave us all the flexibility we needed.

Patricia Smart


The Isle of Skye was awesome! But my favorite was the Orkin Island and Skara Brae...totally bewitching to think how old it is! And Orkin ice cream....I still dream about it! Scotland is a beautiful country, with its long and storied history...and the people are lovely and helpful (with 1 or 2 curmudgeonly exceptions).

Greg and Margaret Thompson


UnTours plans were so well thought out that we were free to simply enjoy the area and our activities. Local assets(Duncan 1, Duncan 2, Paul) were terrific backups. Between your preliminary work and their support, we couldn't go wrong.